All That's Interesting is pleased to announce the first step toward building a vibrant online community.
While many websites are shunning reader comments, All That’s Interesting is excited to announced that starting this week, we are enabling comments on most articles. The reason is simple: ATI aims to be a destination for smart content and we want to enable thoughtful feedback from our readers.
Cultivating discussions directly on our website is the first step toward building a vibrant community where readers become members by interacting with stories and each other. Over the coming months, ATI readers will start to notice positive changes on the site designed to encourage and reward quality engagement.
The community section at All That’s Interesting is moderated and we reserve the right to remove any comments that violate these guidelines. To ensure our community remains free of the sort of mudslinging that’s prevalent on other sites, we ask members to adhere to a few guidelines. Really, they can be distilled down to three words: Engage, don’t enrage.
Don’t engage in abusive or personal attacks against other community members.
Don’t post irrelevant comments.
Don’t spam. If you have a website or product, promote it loud and proud the old fashioned way: buy ads on Facebook.
Don’t comment that a story is “fake news.” We value honesty and accuracy. If we got something wrong, tell us why.
Don’t complain that we published a story highlighting past injustice. We cover all history, not just the parts that make certain cultures look good.
Do leave interesting comments about the topic at hand.
Do like comments you find interesting.
Do feel free to agree or disagree with other members and thoughtfully explain why.
Do report any comments that violate these guidelines by clicking the “Report” button on the offending comment.